Aluminum box for a smoker??

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by ikester, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. i am able to get me hands on a aluminum box with a door and shelves all ready in it and i am wondering and wanting info if using aluminum is a viable choice for a smoker house??  i would have to attach a seperate heat supply box to it and add a chimney but thats not the part that i am curious or wonderiung about its the aluminum part as to if it will give off any toxic fumes or anything to the meat??  any info would be great...  Thanks Ikester!!
  2. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I can't say for 100% certain on this.  However there are smokers made commercially that are aluminum, and many of the cheaper gas grills are aluminum. Therefor I would have to assume that it is safe. However the problem I see doing it would be heat loss. Aluminum is a good conductor of heat and would give you a larger heat loss over something like steel. I think it would make a GREAT cold smoker though. 
  3. scrappynadds

    scrappynadds Smoking Fanatic

    sprky is correct i'm making my cold smoker out of alumium (pictures soon to follow) and seems to work fine.

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